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Meaning of BEFALL

Pronunciation:  bi'fol

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance; "It happens that today is my birthday"; "These things befell" (Santayana)
  2. [v]  become of; happen to; "He promised that no harm would befall her"; "What has become of my children?"

BEFALL is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bechance, betide, happen
 See Also: come about, go on, hap, occur, pass, pass off, take place



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Be*fall"\, v. t. [imp. {Befell}; p. p. {Befallen}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Befalling}.] [AS. befeallan; pref. be- +
    feallan to fall.]
    To happen to.
          I beseech your grace that I may know The worst that may
          befall me.                               --Shak.
  2. \Be*fall"\, v. i.
    To come to pass; to happen.
          I have revealed . . . the discord which befell.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: be found, be met with, be realized, bechance, betide, break, chance, come, come about, come along, come down, come off, come to pass, come true, develop, eventuate, fall, fall out, go, go off, hap, happen, happen along, happen by chance, hazard, occur, pass, pass off, pop up, take place, transpire, turn up